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Garden Butterfly Survey summary results for Year:

This page shows live results from the Garden Butterfly Survey. The first table shows the levels of participation, while the second shows how frequently different species have been seen and the earliest and latest sightings of them from the Garden Butterfly Survey (for the selected year). Species only appear in the results table if there has been at least one sighting in the selected year. If you are logged in then your own GBS results will also appear in the tables below.

See summaries of the results of:

Garden Butterfly Survey 2019

Garden Butterfly Survey 2018

Garden Butterfly Survey 2017

Garden Butterfly Survey 2016

Survey statistics

Total number of gardens:1335
Total number of records:101236

Species statistics

  No. Gardens No. Records Total abundance Earliest sighting Latest sighting
Swallowtail 3 6 12 30-May 07-Sep
Dingy Skipper 9 14 17 23-Apr 17-Aug
Grizzled Skipper 3 3 3 07-May 17-Aug
Essex Skipper 33 88 175 02-Jun 09-Aug
Small Skipper 194 499 869 12-Apr 15-Sep
Lulworth Skipper 1 1 1 20-Jun 20-Jun
Silver-spotted Skipper 1 1 3 21-Jun 21-Jun
Large Skipper 145 491 639 14-May 12-Sep
Wood White 2 6 6 21-Apr 18-Jul
Orange-tip 822 5378 8927 10-Mar 28-Sep
Large White 907 12692 22479 12-Feb 13-Nov
Small White 966 17595 36179 12-Feb 10-Nov
Green-veined White 544 3806 5915 24-Mar 14-Oct
Clouded Yellow 31 42 44 05-Apr 20-Oct
Brimstone 737 4359 5420 04-Jan 12-Nov
Wall 61 184 230 07-Apr 08-Oct
Speckled Wood 622 4448 5955 22-Mar 05-Nov
Small Heath 90 301 430 27-Apr 26-Sep
Scotch Argus 4 13 19 23-Jul 01-Sep
Ringlet 323 1149 2179 08-May 21-Sep
Meadow Brown 597 4666 11951 09-Apr 15-Oct
Gatekeeper 603 3945 9741 08-Apr 07-Oct
Marbled White 105 270 537 26-Apr 24-Aug
Grayling 4 6 6 30-Jul 11-Aug
Pearl-bordered Fritillary 5 6 6 12-May 02-Aug
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary 6 8 9 09-May 19-Aug
Silver-washed Fritillary 80 199 252 13-Jun 29-Aug
Dark Green Fritillary 37 71 83 30-May 02-Sep
White Admiral 6 6 6 13-Jun 04-Aug
Purple Emperor 1 1 1 26-Jun 26-Jun
Red Admiral 874 9160 14451 02-Jan 22-Nov
Painted Lady 257 497 585 24-Mar 05-Nov
Peacock 1039 9322 18592 11-Jan 17-Nov
Small Tortoiseshell 832 7700 15396 01-Jan 23-Nov
Comma 747 4236 5044 02-Feb 08-Nov
Small Copper 235 684 931 12-Apr 25-Oct
Brown Hairstreak 14 42 47 20-Jul 27-Sep
Purple Hairstreak 22 43 71 20-Jun 12-Aug
Green Hairstreak 18 31 42 23-Apr 17-Jul
White-letter Hairstreak 14 21 25 26-Mar 14-Aug
Small Blue 13 24 28 24-Apr 15-Sep
Holly Blue 800 8170 11145 22-Mar 13-Nov
Large Blue 1 1 1 29-Jul 29-Jul
Silver-studded Blue 1 3 3 22-Jun 01-Jul
Brown Argus 48 102 164 19-Apr 01-Oct
Northern Brown Argus 2 3 3 29-Jul 10-Sep
Common Blue 257 926 1432 19-Mar 22-Oct
Adonis Blue 4 9 11 09-Apr 05-Sep
Chalk Hill Blue 6 8 14 20-May 06-Aug

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